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Annual Budget Briefing Breakfast with Michael Coutts-Trotter

Hear directly from the Secretary of Treasury about how the budget will affect your work in the year ahead.

Your opportunity to hear directly from the Secretary of Treasury about how the budget will affect your work in the year ahead.


This event will be held on 22 September 2023 at Hilton Sydney Hotel.

Held within days of the new budget being announced in Parliament, our annual Budget Briefing Breakfast is your exclusive opportunity to network with your senior executive colleagues while learning about the government’s priorities and investments for the new financial year.

Is this event for you?

Are you interested in how this year’s Budget will affect you, your work, and the people of NSW?

Are you committed to building your understanding of the strategic direction of our sector and your professional network?

Michael Coutts-Trotter is the Secretary of Treasury and was the former Secretary of Premier and Cabinet. This will be Michael's first time presenting the budget, sharing his insights into the government's upcoming priorities for the year.  

What will you gain?

You will be able to ask questions on the issues that matter to you and engage with your colleagues in strategic conversations to help you drive your work.

The 13th Annual Budget Briefing Breakfast hosts over 300 people including senior leaders from across the public sector, making it the perfect opportunity to network and build your connections.

This popular event sells out fast, so book a full table, half table, or individual ticket today.


Michael Coutts-Trotter
NSW Treasury 


Michael Coutts-Trotter is one of NSW’s most experienced public sector leaders. As the Secretary of Treasury, he leads the work of the public sector in developing economic policy and reform, and delivering on the NSW government's commitments and priorities.


He has held Secretary-level positions in the NSW public sector for 15 years and has led the (then) Departments of Premier and Cabinet, Finance and Services, Education and Training, and Families and Community Services, and Communities and Justice.


His well-documented personal story is extraordinary and it has given him real-life insights into the importance of public services that can reach the most marginalised members of the community.

How to register

If you are a NSW public sector employee, you are eligible for Affiliate membership free of charge. Join IPAA today.

Contact our office on 02 8066 1900 or email [email protected] for any questions.

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To book in a full or half table, please download the table booking form below and send your table booking form to [email protected]

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Important Notice: If you require a name change for yourself or on behalf of someone else, please be advised that the deadline for submitting name change requests is Friday, 5.00 PM on 15 September 2023 please email us at [email protected]             

Event Details

Event date subject to change. Please check this page for updates. Thank you for your patience and understanding.


 07:30AM – 08:55AM (AEST/AEDT)


 22 September 2023


 Sydney CBD


 Professional Members - $180
 Affiliate Members - $200
 Non-members - $225
 Table of 5 - $900
 Table of 10 - $1,850

Be at your best, for NSW.
Register now to secure your spot.

22/09/2023 7:30 AM - 8:55 AM
AUS Eastern Standard Time
Hilton Sydney 488 George Street Sydney, NSW 2000 AUSTRALIA
This event is full.

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